Industrial 5G Network Reinforces Berlin's Future Factory Hub

Deutsche Telekom is driving research and development of industrial solutions based on 5G ultra-fast mobile communications. Berlin’s Werner-von-Siemens Centre for Industry and Science e.V. is building the Future Factory Hub, a research campus.

Here, industry, research institutions, including TU Berlin and Fraunhofer, as well as small- and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups are working on practical solutions for companies.

Deutsche Telekom builds a 5G campus network in the 5G thematic area of the Future Factory Hub of Werner-von-Siemens-Centre in Berlin.

Solutions for Production Technology

In the 5G thematic area of the Future Factory Hub, Telekom is building a 5G Campus network. It is researching and testing applications for autonomous production logistics. The goal is to quickly transfer solutions based on 5G and edge computing into the production technology practice of companies. Berlin Senate funded the project.

“We are pleased to be able to support research and development of innovative industrial solutions based on ultra-fast mobile communications and edge computing,” explained Lutz Schneider, responsible for solutions for autonomous logistics at T-Systems.

“We are interested in making these modern technologies practically usable for companies, for example to speed up internal logistical processes in production.”

Telekom is already building so-called campus networks for companies. These control networked machines, robots, and autonomous transport vehicles. T-Systems, Deutsche Telekom’s corporate customer division, also provides a special cloud computing solution, known as EdgAir, if required. This allows data processing and analysis on site in the customer’s IT environment. It eliminates latency times for transferring data to a central cloud. This allows to realize innovative technologies such as edge analytics, local artificial intelligence, or augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR).